Lorna Vanderhaeghe Iron Smart
- Maximum bioavailability and absorption
- Non-irritating; no diarrhea, nausea or other digestive symptoms
- Excellent liposomal technology
- Can be taken with your multivitamin with minerals as it does not interact with other ingredients
- Can be taken anytime, with or without food
- Does not stain teeth
- Delicious caramel taste
- No metallic taste
- Low toxicity
- Raises hemoglobin and ferritin quickly
- No need for the high doses seen with ferrous fumarate
- Vegetarian formula
One in four women suffers from low iron. So important is iron to overall health that even mild deficiencies can affect your ability to perform everyday mental and physical tasks. And you do not have to be diagnosed as anemic to feel the effects of low iron. In a 2003 British Medical Journal clinical trial involving non-anemic women, iron supplementation dramatically improved fatigue that could not be explained.
Women are more susceptible to iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss during their monthly cycles. Yet over 57 percent of women do not get adequate levels of iron from their diet. Women require up to 20 mg of iron daily during the childbearing years, but most get less than 10 mg per day from food and often it is poorly absorbed. Simply taking 10 mg per day of elemental iron could provide us with that much-needed boost of energy.
Not all iron supplements are the same. Make sure the iron you are taking is elemental. Low-dose iron supplementation is preferable over the long term as it is less likely to create problems such as iron overload and gastric irritation. The body must work harder to access iron in coated tablets that contain binders and fillers. Liquids are easier to digest and absorb than solids due to their larger surface area - and liquid iron is no exception.
When iron is not well absorbed, any leftovers destined for eventual elimination can irritate the intestinal walls and cause pain, cramping, diarrhea, constipation and black stools. As any pregnant woman knows, constipation during this time can be debilitating. It is important to choose a supplement like Ironsmart with LipoferTM, which is highly absorbable, non-irritating to the digestive tract and superior to typical iron supplements in so many ways.